OUR RESPONSE: The first thing that I would have you start is a solid digestive enzyme. This can come in a few forms, something as simple as apple cider vinegar or a tablet product called Biozyme. I would recommend that you use the enzymes to help the digestive process, so take just before you eat a meal, every meal, but no need at snacks. Realize that what you’re eating may be to blame, so make sure that you are eating enzyme rich foods such as fruits and vegetable, pineapple, asparagus, beets, artichokes, onions, ginger etc…. Another approach to make sure that you are covering the basics is to make sure that you are drinking enough water, the digestive system needs water. So hydrate with water, not juice or coffee or milk, but water. My rule for water is your weight divided in half and that is how many ounces of water you should drink per day. If you have any more questions regarding this approach let us know.
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Our daughter has been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Reglan was the first drug they used to treat her, but it just didn’t work making her exhausted and still had the nausea. We are waiting for another drug, Domperidone, which is being shipped from Canada as it is a little cheaper than getting it here. Hopefully that will at least help the nausea. Any suggestions? – Jean
OUR RESPONSE: There are a number of things that need to be addressed in the digestive system, but to simply start I would suggest fresh made ginger tea before every meal and at bedtime. Ginger can be great for nausea and the stomach as a whole. Then we may need to look at a digestive enzyme, the stomach will not empty if the food is not digested enough to move on to the next steps. A probiotic will be necessary at some point. These are only options to start from, other nutrient factors will need to be addressed over time. Hope this helps get you started.
Q. I use to have colitis which is no longer, but with my last colonoscopy I have diverticulitis. I am currently taking phyllium everyday & slippery elm and have discontinued most meat out of my diet and seem to feel better. Is there any possiblity that I am able to ever get rid of diverticulitis with any other supplements? – Mary
OUR RESPONSE: The fiber and slippery elm is great, glad to see you have found success with them. The inflammation that is in the gut is high and the more things to decrease irritation, thus inflammation is essential. I break GI health into 4 essential pieces. 1st is probiotic use. I would recommend a combination of bacteria’s with Saccharomyces in it, I would use Orthobiotic. The uniqueness of Sacc. is that it decreases hyper-reactive tissue in the GI, thus decreasing irritability. 2nd one of my favorite products called GI Fortify. It is a combination that includes fiber, aloe, slippery elm, marshmallow (this is a plant, not a man made corn syrup product), DGL Licorice, L-Glutamine and a few other GI loving products. This blend is necessary to lower inflammation, repair and re-establish healthy function and energy to GI tissue. 3rd an Omega 3 product. The essential fats like flax and fish oils are essential for all body tissue and richly needed by the GI. 4th a digestive enzyme. If we have taken the time to heal, repair, re-energize and re-establish healthy tissue the last thing you want to do is pass undigested food into the intestines. I recommend 1-2 tablets with meals, not snacks, and if you have a history of constipation I will add in 2 at bedtime on an empty stomach. I do not want to see these used always and forever, but as you need to, to repair and then put aside. Hope this helps continue the progress you have already made.
OUR RESPONSE: Everything we need to heal the human body comes in through the digestive system (except oxygen). When this is not in the most solid state all types of issues can be seen. Gas, bloating and cramping may be a result of the bodies inability to break food down into the basic nutrients that the body needs. The very first place to start is with the digestion process. A simple enzyme supplement that helps with breakdown of proteins, carbs and fats can very quickly settle this down. I recommend 1-2 tablets with meals (2 with larger meals) to start. Then as you feel the improvement you will understand what foods or meals enzymes will be of benefit. On occasion, a few enzymes between meals may help to relieve unwanted gas until the digestive complaints completely resolve.